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Buskey, John H. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1990
Historical roots of residential adult education include Danish and other European folk high schools, the Highlander center, Chautauqua Institutes, and Kellogg-sponsored continuing education centers. Inherent in their practice and philosophy are the values of detachment, changed environment, concentration, time, intimacy, and community. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Conferences, Continuing Education, Educational History
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Hiemstra, Roger – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1998
Reviews adult education provision for older learners since the 1950s, detailing Howard McClusky's constructions to the emerging discipline of educational gerontology. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Gerontology, Educational History, Older Adults
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Jeria, Jorge – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1999
Gives an overview of Hispanic American diversity in the United States, the historical relationship of the United States and Latin America, politics and economics of linguistic diversity, the importance of community and popular education in Hispanic culture, and factors affecting the education of Hispanic adults. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Educational History, Foreign Countries
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Froke, Marlowe D. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 1995
At the turn of the century, William Rainey Harper's concept of continuing education fostered correspondence study, a precursor of distance education. History shows the need for practices that move from emphasis on classroom instruction to appropriate and fully integrated use of new technologies that will realize the true potential of distance…
Descriptors: Correspondence Study, Distance Education, Educational History, Educational Technology